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can't install xp SP2


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jschepers

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I have been having problems installing software, getting registry permission problems. This has been happening with Itunes & Quicktime, then with driver and software package for a new printer/scanner machine. I tried resetting permissions in the registry but no help there. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling SP 2 and I get an SP2 setup error and it backs all the way out. I tried reinstalling XP ( I have a disk with XP & SP 1 on it) that installed fine but I get the same with sP2 install. It begins when trying to backup registry values.

Any help???
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Try starting in 'safe mode' and selecting the Windows 'Administrator' account from the log-in screen, then install SP2.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried this with the same result. I have also trried to reset the registry key permikssions with secedit but get the same result when trying to install SP2
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I may be totally off track here, but are you running a valid version of Windows?
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Yes, valid version of XP Professional is running. BTW, I cannot get Windows Update to run either. It will not update to the latest version.
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